EMMONSON, John

IL 16th Cav Co L. Residence: Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Printer. Unmarried, Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years at Galesburg on 1 (?) Mar 1863. Mustered 16 Apr 1863 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Died in prison at Andersonville, Georgia, 12 Jun 1864. Date of death on the prison record is 7 Aug 1864. Grave number 4979. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p92) (Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison”, Atwater Report, publ 1865) [Surname barely readable, could be Emmerson.]

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